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Help make Guinness record a reality

[Queen's 175th logo]Queen’s University will try to set the new Guinness World Record for largest human letter on Sept. 6, and organizers are asking for volunteers to pull off the feat.

“We are hoping this will be one of the major highlights of Queen’s 175th anniversary celebrations,” says Helena Debnam, Executive Director of University Marketing, which is leading the planning of the event with support from Athletics and Recreation. “Just imagine: you can say you helped make history. Don’t worry, even if you volunteer, you can still make it into the giant Q if you want.”

Volunteers are needed throughout the day beginning at 7 am as organizers begin to set up for the record attempt. There are a variety of volunteer tasks associated with the event, including welcoming participants, directing them where to go, and cleaning up after the event.

Lunch will be served to volunteers at noon, and they will receive a free gold T-shirt. Anyone in the Queen’s community can volunteer. Email Janelle MacPherson-Kenney for more information and to sign up.

The record attempt, which is open to Queen’s students, staff, and faculty, as well as local community members, is a highlight of the university’s 175th anniversary celebrations. Queen’s is trying to break the current record of 2,166, held by Dell Technologies in Round Rock, Texas.

For complete details, visit the Facebook event page